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The Christmas Crocodile

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11th December 10:30am to 15th December 5:00pm

Location: Arthur Cotterell Theatre

A brand new Christmassy adventure from the team who brought you The Three Little Christmas Pigs and The Forgotten Christmas ElfThe Christmas Crocodile tells the tale of Clara, her young family, and how a local legend was born with a little bit of Christmas Magic….and a Crocodile!

During World War 1 Sopwiths, the local aircraft factory, employed thousands of women to help make planes. But once the guns fell silent, the demand for aircraft fell and the women found themselves out of work.  Local legend has it that a group of these women didn’t want to return to the kitchen sink, so instead, they took the offcuts of wood left over from making the planes and created a pull along toy known as The Kingston Crocodile. The toys were then sold in Bentalls during Christmas 1919, marketed as “The Newest and Cleverest Mechanical Toy Ever Invented!”

The Christmas Crocodile takes this legend and turns it into a magical story for little ones to enjoy. We follow Clara and her young family as they navigate their way into peacetime with a big dollop of Christmas magic, a Crocodile that comes to life and most of all, their love for one another.

Story Storks return to the stage this year with an interactive show full of fun, laughter, phonics, counting, dance, song, shapes, puppetry, a life-size plane and a story that will keep little ones and their grown-ups entertained for the whole hour. 

This event is at Arthur Cotterell Theatre, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2AQ.

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Since it opened in 2004, the Arthur Cotterell Theatre has been the hub of entertainment within the Kingston College campus. The theatre is not only used for productions by student and independent theatre groups but it’s also a key venue for events in Kingston including concerts, dance events and talks.

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